Education & Training

Education and training is an important priority for our department.  From our highly competitive residency program in Radiation Oncology to our residency and PhD programs in Medical Physics, we strive to provide an innovative, hands-on approach to training. 

Our faculty mentor students in the pritzker school of medicine through our medical clerkship program, train postdoctoral fellows in their research laboratories and teach graduate students in the PhD program in Medical Physics. We are also affiliated with the University of Saint Francis, providing clinical internships to radiation therapy students. 

Departmental Programs

Three residents observing

Radiation Oncology

The University of Chicago Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology offers a four-year residency program in Radiation Oncology. The primary goal of our residency program is to train superb radiation oncologists who will be well prepared to enter clinical practice. The program structure allows for three years of clinical training and the opportunity to do research under the guidance of a faculty mentor during the fourth year. The residency meets all the requirements of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and is fully accredited by the American Medical Association's Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical 

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Residents at a poster reception

Medical Physics

In conjunction with the Department of Radiology, we sponsor a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program. Additionally, we offer a two-year residency program for graduates of CAMPEP-accredited courses of study. Graduates of other physics-related programs are also eligible to apply.

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Affiliated Programs & Clerkships

Radiation therapy students at University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) have the option of completing a clinical internship in our department. We have a variety of cutting-edge equipment available for training.

We also welcome the opportunity to mentor medical students through our clerkship program. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine students and visiting students can complete a 4-week clinical rotation in the department. Visiting students should apply through the AAMC Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

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